LONDON, August 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
On Thursday, August 21, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,532.10, up 0.12%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.36%, to finish the day at 17,039.49, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,992.37, up 0.29%. The gains were broad based as seven out of ten sectors ended the session in positive. The S&P 500 Financials Sector Index ended the day at 311.92, up 1.12%, with the index also advancing 5.93% in the previous three months. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM), Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF), Navient Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVI), Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS), and Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ: EZPW). Free research on these five companies can be accessed at:
On Thursday, shares in SLM Corp. fluctuated between $8.86 and $8.94 before ending the session 0.39% higher at $8.93. The stock reported a trading volume of 1.70 million shares, much below its three months average volume of 5.10 million shares. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 5.15. SLM Corp.'s shares have advanced 0.56% in the previous three trading sessions and 5.81% in the last one month. However, the stock has lost 4.89% on YTD basis. The company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $8.60 and $8.85, respectively. Moreover, shares of SLM Corp. have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 59.77. Sign up and read the free notes on SLM at:
Capital One Financial Corp.'s stock edged 0.95% higher, to close the day at $81.69. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.86 million shares, close to its three months average volume of 2.95 million shares. The stock oscillated between $80.97 and $81.82 during the session. Over the last three trading sessions and over the past three months, Capital One Financial Corp.'s shares have gained 1.58% and 6.55%, respectively. Further, the stock has advanced 6.63% since the start of this year. The company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 50-day moving average of $81.66 is above its 200-day moving average of $75.88. Additionally, Capital One Financial Corp. traded at a PE ratio of 10.92 and has an RSI of 53.03. The complimentary notes on COF can be downloaded as in PDF format at:
On Thursday, shares in Navient Corp. recorded a trading volume of 1.17 million shares, lower than its three months average volume of 2.74 million shares. The stock ended the day at $17.46, which was 0.23% below its previous day's closing of $17.50, and registered an intraday range of $17.29 and $17.54. Navient Corp.'s shares have gained 0.46% in the previous three trading sessions and 9.60% in the previous three months. The company's stock is trading at its 50-day moving average of $17.46. Furthermore, shares of Navient Corp. have an RSI of 54.26. Register for free on Investor-Edge and access the latest research on NAVI at:
Discover Financial Services' stock edged 0.52% higher, to close Thursday's session at $62.44, after oscillating between $61.91 and $62.60. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.82 million shares, below its three months average volume of 2.21 million shares. Over the last three trading sessions and the previous three months, Discover Financial Services' shares have advanced 2.26% and 9.89%, respectively. Additionally, from the beginning of 2014, the stock has gained 11.60%. The company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 50-day moving average of $61.92 is above its 200-day moving average of $57.22. Further, Discover Financial Services's stock traded at a PE ratio of 11.92 and has an RSI of 56.24. The complete research on DFS is available for free at:
Ezcorp Inc.'s stock finished Thursday's session 0.33% lower at $10.70. A total of 0.27 million shares were traded, which was below its three months average volume of 0.85 million shares. The stock moved between $10.60 and $10.79 during the session. Ezcorp Inc.'s shares have advanced 2.79% in the previous three trading sessions and 9.63% in the last one month. However, from the beginning of 2014, the stock has declined 8.47%. The company's shares are trading below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 200-day moving average of $11.37 is greater than its 50-day moving average of $10.78. Ezcorp Inc.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 12.75 and has an RSI of 62.42. Free in depth research on EZPW is available at:
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